How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

How a myopic view of the Arctic hampers U.S. policy

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the genial former Texas governor, tends to be long on platitudes and short on substance.Perry lived up to his...
How an Inuit approach to cancer care in Canada promotes self-determination and reconciliation

How an Inuit approach to cancer care in Canada promotes self-determination...

For thousands of years, Inuit have adapted to the changes in their environment, and continue to find new and innovative ways to survive.But life...
Why cross-border cooperation is a key to the sustainable development of Arctic cities and towns

Why cross-border cooperation is a key to the sustainable development of...

Just as the Arctic is changing rapidly, the historical perception of the Arctic as a remote spot is also drastically shifting to a view...
An Arctic ecologist wins an international honor for his idea of ‘Earth stewardship’

An Arctic ecologist wins an international honor for his idea of...

Terry Chapin, one of the most distinguished Arctic scientists, retired from regular classroom duties at the University of Alaska Fairbanks nearly a decade ago.But...
How the new Sámi Arctic Strategy could shake up Arctic discourse

How the new Sámi Arctic Strategy could shake up Arctic discourse

Åsa Larsson Blind, president of the Saami Council, launched The Sámi Arctic Strategy at the EU Arctic Forum last week in Umeå, Sweden.The document’s full title...
After finding its floe, a drifting Arctic research icebreaker settles in for polar night

After finding its floe, a drifting Arctic research icebreaker settles in...

In the shadow of the North Pole, the RV Polarstern has slowed its pace in the Central Arctic, attaching itself to a drifting ice...
By drifting, icebound, through the Arctic, an new expedition is following the great Fridtjof Nansen

By drifting, icebound, through the Arctic, an new expedition is following...

Never before has a modern icebreaker with sophisticated technology been set up to spend the winter drifting near the North Pole in the interest...
With its first Arctic policy, Scotland seeks to deepen northern ties

With its first Arctic policy, Scotland seeks to deepen northern ties

Citing close cultural and economic connections to the region, Scotland on Monday launched its first ever Arctic Policy framework.More than a quarter of Scotland’s...
Alaska’s Arctic researchers can breathe easier for the moment, but political uncertainty remains

Alaska’s Arctic researchers can breathe easier for the moment, but political...

The last three months have left the University of Alaska system and its internationally recognized Arctic research programs suffering from bureaucratic whiplash.The challenge now...
A new history of the North Pole uncovers its deep significance for modern civilization

A new history of the North Pole uncovers its deep significance...

What exactly is the North Pole? How are we to understand the North Pole’s significance to the world today? has all the mysticism and...